This was a fun commission. The client hired me to design a cartoon gecko.
After drawing a front facing iguana that resembled Jabba the Hut’s brother. I decided to have another go at painting a Iquana. I used this photo for my reference. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iguana_1y.jpg Unfortunately the picture was taking with a flash, so it had direct lighting. So decided to paint the light coming from the upper left for a more interesting painting. I didn’t get as obsessed with the scales with the last painting. It’s still a little rough. Since I spent only 30 minutes on this paining, and I allocate a 1 hour for each head portrait every day, I might come to this in the future and refine it more.
Time spent 30 minutes
Painted entirety in Photoshop with the round hard brush using a Wacom Tablet
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